BelieveHer App for Black Women and Birthing People
Posted by Believe Her on July 26, 2022
Believe Her is an anonymous peer support app with the mission to increase awareness of the Black maternal health crisis and develop and promote evidence-based strategies that improve health outcomes for Black birthing people and families.
A community all too often overlooked:
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Black Mothers in the U.S. are dying at 3 to 4 times the rate of White Mothers.
- Black Americans are 20% more likely to report serious psychological distress than White Americans, but are less likely to use mental health services.
- In 2018, 11.5% of Black adults in the U.S. had NO form of health insurance.
- Increasing rates of mental health issues and lack of qualified therapists (shortage of 250k clinicians by 2025 – U.S. Department of Health andHuman Services) negatively impacts Black Americans.
There is a free 2 week trial and after that it is $.99 a month. The first 50 women to sign up will receive 6 months free.
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